Gregor Townsend was left after affirming that he has five World Cup injury concerns, counting the cost of his side’s six-try victory.
The most serious worries center around flanker Jamie Ritchie that was taken to hospital after the Blues’ struggle at Murrayfield having a facial wound that is deep.
Lock Ben Toolis and full-back Blair Kinghorn equally suffered head knocks that will require concussion checks while Jonny Gray and Blade Thomson – producing his first run – may also be nursing hamstring injuries.
Together with his negative more than a fortnight to go until their opener with Ireland at Yokohama on September 22 and due to fly to Japan on Monday, Townsend admitted he is concerned.
The Scotland head coach said:”Jamie Ritchie went away with a facial injury. He will be going tonight to find out that’s severity. That’s our most concerning injury since he had to be substituted with a suspected facial accident. We hope it is not anything that will keep him.
“Two players needed to be removed because of concussion. Blair Kinghorn had symptoms when he was getting straightened and had a cut on the back of his head. He will go through the protocols. Toolis picked up a head injury which was taken out of the field of play.
“Blade Thomson believed his hamstring tightening his was more precautionary as was Jonny Gray who’d just return from a hamstring injury.
“Obviously the issue is if some will miss being on the plane. Jamie is the most about and we hope it is great news when he comes back to his hospital visit tonight. It was the impact on his head.”
As the powerhouse Georgians got the upper hand at the 17, scotland stuttered during the first half.
But they upped their pace and ran out comfortable winners.
Townsend added:”It was not so great from the first half and a disrupted next half. We accommodated well and played with a great deal of energy in the past 15 minutes. Sometimes we seemed good in the first half we put pace on the ball and got underneath the defence.
“We have a couple good attempts but we did not hold on to the ball enough. We gave Georgia ownership occasionally throughout ill-discipline and penalties , occasionally through not appearing after the ball in contact.
“We adapted quite well to needing to put three unique people to the next row at the second half. We scrummed using seven men to the previous 10 minutes and did well. The players got together and found a means to receive a comfortable win in the long run.”
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